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James Fisher wins offshore services contract for Galloper windfarm in UK

CTBR Staff Writer Published 26 February 2016

James Fisher and Sons has secured a contract worth more than £25m for work at the 336MW Galloper wind farm off the coast of Suffolk, UK.

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Under the contract, James Fisher will provide a range of marine support services during the construction phase of the wind farm.

The company will work on construction site set-up, marine co-ordination and OWMS marine management. It will also provide crew transfer vessels, vessel refueling and emergency response services.

James Fisher will also provide ad-hoc support arrangements for diving services, operation of remotely operated vehicles, and unexploded ordnance identification and disposal.

The offshore construction phase of the project is due to start in June this year and complete in late 2017. The wind farm will begin operations in March 2018.

Galloper project director Toby Edmonds said: "We are very pleased to be working with James Fisher as our Offshore Services Contractor (OSC), a key partner to integrate a broad range of marine services for this important development."

"James Fisher, as a UK based service supplier, is well placed to meet these demands."

James Fisher CEO, Nick Henry said: "The contract entails bringing together a range of services from across our group and utilises the experience and investments made in recent years in offshore renewables.

"We are committed to being part of driving operational efficiencies and reducing contractual risk through the integration of these services."

Galloper wind farm is an extension of the existing and fully operational Greater Gabbard wind farm off the coast of Suffolk.

The project is being developed jointly by RWE Innogy, Siemens Financial Services, UK Green Investment Bank, and Macquarie Capital, each with a 25% stake.

The wind farm, which has grid connection secured, represents an anticipated investment potential of about £1.5bn.


Image: James Fisher Service Boat. Photo: Courtesy of James Fisher.